Residence Halls and Bear Creek
Decisions for 2021-22 have yet to be determined. Lofts will not be available in the residence halls for the 2020-21 academic year. If you have additional questions please contact Student Housing at 303-492-6673.
First-Year Live-On Requirement and Exemption
The university requires that all students admitted as first-year freshmen (defined as any student who graduated from high school within one year of enrollment confirmation term) live in a university residence hall and carry a traditional meal plan for two academic-year semesters*, subject to the availability of space. Summer term(s) are not applicable toward this requirement.
- Students that are younger than 16 years of age or older than 24 years of age should contact Student Housing prior to submitting a housing application
- *Incoming spring transfer students who are still in their first matriculated year are required to live in a university residence hall and carry a traditional meal plan for the spring semester.
Petition for Exemption to the Live On Requirement (2020-21 reasons for approval being granted)
Should a first-year student wish to be released from living within campus housing, they may petition for an exemption to the live-on requirement by submitting the Freshman Release form in the MyCULiving portal. Students must meet one of the following criteria and provide documentation to be considered for release from the first-year live-on requirement:
- 21 years of age or older
- Graduated from high school more than one year ago (May 2020 or earlier)
- Living with parent(s), guardian(s), or other family member within a commutable distance of 30 miles
- Living with parent(s), guardian(s), or other family member and have a fully remote class schedule (fully remote schedules won’t be available until July and release won’t be approved until that schedule is submitted)
- Demonstrated financial hardship that occurred after May 14, 2021 (the last day to cancel without charges).
- Documented severe personal or family circumstances that occurred after May 14, 2021 (the last day to cancel without charges)
Students will not be released from the live-on requirement to move off campus (to live in an off-campus apartment by themselves or to live within sorority/fraternity house, for example).
Students approved to be released from the first-year live-on requirement, after occupancy, are required to pay occupancy charges and cancellation charges based on their move out date per the housing contract. This process can take up to 10 business days, please plan accordingly if there are upcoming deadlines.
Under 18 Guardian Consent Form
- Students who are under 18 years of age at the time of contract submission must complete the Guardian Consent Form to finalize their application. There are two different versions of this form - one for the academic year and one for the summer
- The Guardian Consent Form is available in the housing application in the MyCULiving portal once the student has been offered a contract. The Guardian Consent Form must be submitted within 3 days of being offered a contract. Your application is considered incomplete until this form has been received and accepted.
- When you have been offered a contract (beginning in May 2021), fill out the form in the housing application; electronically fill out each field, sign, save and upload the form into the housing application when prompted.
- Only hand-signed (not typed) or electronic signatures with a date/time stamp will be accepted
- It is important to understand that the residence hall environment expects an adult level of responsibility. Students are expected to be able to study and live independently and get along with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. It should also be known that the student will be assigned to any eligible housing and accommodations/exceptions are not made due to the age of the student. The rules and regulations of living in the residence halls can be found in the Residence Hall Handbook and within the Housing Contract.
Disability and Religious Accomodations
CU Boulder Housing & Dining provides reasonable housing and dining accommodations to residents with disability or religious-related needs.
We recommend you apply early in the housing application process BEFORE you receive your housing assignment so we can best meet your needs.
Given that CU Boulder has a freshman live-on requirement, Student Housing will try to find accommodations within our 24 residence halls to meet your disability or religious-related needs prior to approving an exemption from the live-on requirement. Residence halls can accommodate various disability or religious-related needs through the options below:
- Room/Apartment Access and Modifications
- Room/Apartment Reassignment
- Dietary Limitations
- Visual/Hearing Needs
- Assistance Animal
This process can take up to 10 business days, please plan accordingly if there are upcoming deadlines.